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Get a feel for the real Rio

MAURICIO LIMA/NYT<p>A heart-stopping view<p>For the past six years Rio has been undertaking a bold experiment called “pacification,” trying to reclaim the favela territory occupied by drug gangs whose criminal reign once terrorized the city and gave it among world’s highest rates of violent crime. Many …

Brazil

New agers, neo-pagans greet summer solstice at Stonehenge

MARYHILL, Wash. -- As their sons returned wounded, dead or not at all from heavy fighting across the Atlantic in 1918, people in this small Columbia …

Archaeology

Thinking of quitting your day job? Five things to do first

I can't go back to having a regular job. Sure, entrepreneurship has its up and downs, but it's addicting and never boring. Most importantly, it's about fulfilling your own potential, creating solutions to problems, and making the world a better place. In the last 5-10 years, with the advent of …

Have Eczema, Psoriasis, or Sensitive Skin? Avoid These 5 Ingredients

In the first installment of our two-parter on dealing with psoriasis and eczema, we covered methods for soothing irritated skin. Now let’s talk about …

Our Fave Beauty Reads of 2014 (So Far!)

It’s April, which means it’s just about time to start lining up some good summer reads. And, of course, there’s nothing we recommend more than …

The Most Important Anti-Aging Step You’re Probably Skipping

Anti-aging, as the billion-dollar anti-wrinkle industry can attest, is a concern we all have. But many of us, distracted by reducing the appearance …

The Automatic Hair Curler That’s So Worth Trying

If computer printers can generate 3D toys and cars are close to driving themselves, then surely we can have a hair power tool that creates the …

Hair

Lesson Learned! Why Sonia Kashuk Now Never Leaves Home Without Makeup

As told by Sonia Kashuk<p>About seven years ago, I was booked to do a job in Washington D.C. with Ashley Judd. She was doing an on-camera interview with …

Better-Looking Skin Through Massage! How to Tone, De-Puff, and Get Glowing in Minutes

Oh hello! It’s just me, your friend Krista, the girl who spends hours upon hours in her fleece onesie footie pajamas watching makeup and beauty …

Skin Care

Beauty History Lesson: The Storied History of the “Avon Lady”

We hate to admit it, but entering the business world as a woman even today can prove tricky. It wasn’t that long ago—the 19th and early 20th …

How To: Make A Kick Butt Resumé | Whitney Blake

<i>It’s no secret that the job market is more competitive than it has ever been. With the sea of recent grads applying everywhere that I am, I know that</i> …

Shave a Minute Off Your Mile

Run faster than ever before with these speedster strategies<p>It’s been 60 years since medical student Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister broke through the …

Why You Should Forget Everything You Know About Job Hunting

It's time to find your calling<p>Courtesy of Company<p>Whether you are a recent college grad or trying to make a major career move, looking for a new job can be dizzying. There is no "right way" to find your next gig or land yourself on the career path of your dreams, but a little guidance can put you on …

This Financial Expert Gives You Tips to Pay Off Your Debt

P.S. If you could invest a lump sum of $29,400 at 7 percent growth for 40 years, you'd end up with $440,249.06.<p>Oktay Ortakcioglu/E+<p>Financial expert Elle Kaplan, CEO of LexION Capital Management, offers advice on avoiding your own fiscal cliff.<p><b>AGE 22</b><p><b>Your Status</b>: You're adjusting to independent …

How to Screen Print: DIY Screen Printing at Home | FULL LENGTH DVD

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

Arm Candy Workout: 7 Moves for Lean and Toned Arms

Get ready to bare your arms for tank top season! In just seven minutes, these exercises will help tone and strengthen your arms. Bonus: They also …

The History of Women and Their Eyebrows

These days, it's all in the brows — but in a way, it always was.<p><b>1. The Ancient Egyptian Eyebrows of Horus, 3500 B.C. - 2500 B.C.</b>Both Egyptian men and women wore makeup for its supernatural powers. As an homage to the God Horus, heavily-lined eyes were the focal point of the face, which meant that …

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

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5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Japan

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

Healthy Eating

Be Your Own Personal Trainer: 4 Ways to Strength Train On Your Own

<b>Make Very Specific Plans</b><br>Because I had registered for ETC, I felt accountable and didn't miss a single session. I didn't have to wake up and make a split-second decision as to whether I should sleep in or go for a run or hit the gym or ride my bike—I had a <i>plan</i>. That's the key, says Weiss. Her …

A Pilates-Inspired Playlist You'll Love for Any Workout

Usually, Pilates classes aren't set to music. But at Flex Studios, which offers Pilates, barre, and TRX routines, the playlists are a key part of all three workouts. "All of our classes are high-energy and music-fueled," says Jenn Seracuse, the studio's director of Pilates. "I never taught with …

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom <i>and</i> lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.<p>If you're trying to lose weight, it's smart to make your morning meal count. Hit your goals in no time with these tasty, zero-deprivation tactics, all of which have been proven by …

8 Ways to Stick to Your Workout

<b>3. Book It</b><br>"You'll never find the time you've got to make the time," says Chuck Wolf, manager of sport science and human performance at the USA Triathlon National Training Center in Clermont, Florida. While that seems obvious, lack of planning continues to be the biggest reason people fail to work …

7 Behaviors to Start Doing NOW to Keep Your Brain Sharp

7 Smart Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp for Decades<p>You'll thank yourself in a major way in 40 years.<p>Some of the same habits that keep your body fit can also help keep your mind in tip-top shape: According to a new study published in the journal <i>Neurology</i>, being in better cardiovascular shape as a …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

Photography